Saturday, December 12, 2009

Run, Run as Fast as You Can!

This is a quick and easy thank you card to make.  There are lots of good choices for images that fit in the circle/scallop punches.  And of course some designer paper.  Happy Stampin'!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Thoroughly Modern Designer Paper Note Card

This is the 3rd of a set that I plan on using for a stamp-a-stack.  I love the short prep time in cutting and my customers get to try out new and different products.  This stamp-a-stack will feature the embossing folders, designer papers and several punches.  Hoping to schedule during Sale-A-Bration.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bride Specialty Paper

This is another note card.  Brayered crushed curry ink over the Bride specialty paper.  This paper is a little heavier than the other designer papers.  Love how the paper resists the ink.  The red is real red.  Thinking I might use this as part of a stamp-a-stack.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hello There!

I love this card.  I was in the mood to use some retired ribbon and designer papers and the birds from Cheep Talk go with everything.  An aquapainter and some Kiwi Kiss ink color over the leaves nicely.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Funky Forest Swap

Better late than never, this is a swap created by my stampin' demo buddies for convention, last August.  The Funky Forest wheel (aka trendy tree wheel to me) and a sponge dauber make for easy coloring.  Add some designer paper and a texturz plate and I am good to go.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

PPA19 Christmas Inspiration on MDS

I had a few free moments and wanted to create a card for the
Pals Paper Art Challenge.  Twas a little too cold to work in the basement so My Digital Studio was the perfect choice to work upstairs in the cozy den.  Happy Stampin'!


Thank You #5

Very Thankful is the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  $2 from the sale of this set goes toRonald McDonald House Charities.  I used the rock n roll technique to ink the peacock image.  That's it for Hilary's thank you notes.  Watch for some sketch entries tomorrow.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thank You #4

More Kaleidascope designer paper, Hilary's favorite.  Really Retro (the sentiment) is retiring!  In fact there are several dormant sets on the retiring list.  Make sure you don't miss out by checking the list.

The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010.   To see the sets, just click HERE and type the item number into the store search window.  Thanks for looking!

Item Number Stamp Set

113407 Back Woods

114492 Beautiful Baby

114486 Birthday Wish

113200 Branch Out

114496 Celebrations

113732 Central Park

113206 Classic Sketches

113226 Classy & Fabulous

114498 Flowers in Silhouette

113405 Font of You

113216 For the Bride

114494 Forever

109425 Friend by Definition

114488 Fun Flowers

113716 Garden Greetings

114490 Glad Friends

111580 Grand Soiree

113242 Hit the Road

113710 Lexicon of Leaves

113236 Man's Best Friend

114423 Ocean Commotion

113728 Playful Petals

109276 Polka Dot

111544 Putt Putt

113240 Quilt Quips

113754 Really Retro

113403 Sip by Sip

113726 Sweet Stems

113250 That's Funny

113688 Wonderful Watercolors

114028 Para la novia

114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

A Card for Avery

Avery is getting ready for her first semester finals, so I sent her this little card.  I used For All You Do and my stamp-a-majig, Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper and the white satin ribbon.  The wide oval punch worked wonders for this 6" x 3" card.  Happy Studying, Avery!  Love, Mom

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

MOJO 115

I needed a card to send a pick-me-up card to a family at church.  It has been a few weeks since they lost their loved one and I wanted them to know we are still thinking of them.  I used Flower Fancy and Thoroughly Modern designer paper.  Thanks for the great mojo sketch!



I am planning a stamp-a-stack and want to use the Note Cards and feature the Big Shot.  I ran the note card through the Big Shot using the elegant bouquet embossing folder and cut the flower using the simple flower embosslit.  Love the Cottage Wall designer paper and Razzleberry polka-dot ribbon.  Greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I will post the other two cards later this week.  PPA's KISS Challenge was terrific inspiration for a stamp-a-stack.  Happy December!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thank You #3

I used the teacup from Fun and Fast Notes and just stamped repeatedly.  Colored with aquapainters and used the eyelet border punch.  Hilary suggested the flower brad and it finishes off the card nicely.  Happy Thanksgiving!  I'll be back on the weekend.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thank You #2

I used the teacup from Fun and Fast Notes and just stamped repeatedly. Colored with aquapainters and used the eyelet border punch. Hilary suggested the flower brad and it finishes off the card nicely. Happy Thanksgiving! I'll be back on the weekend.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Thank You #1

PhotobucketNow for the birthday thank you cards.  Hilary loves the Kaleidascope designer paper and she helped design, stamp and assemble her cards.  Enjoy!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Partridge in a Pear Tree - PPA 17

Ok, I was stumped for a stamp set to use on  the Pals Paper Art sketch.  I had been using Cheep Talk earlier in the day and it was still out, and then it hit me, a partridge in a pear tree (with some snowflakes of course).  The pears are inked in Summer Sun and rolled in Sahara Sand.  The bird is inked in Real Red and rolled in Basic Brown.  Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spa Birthday Party

No stamping over the last two days.  When you turn 11 on a Wednesday, sometimes your birthday just lasts for a few days.  Hilary's spa party was tonight and into tomorrow morning and everyone is watching a movie at the moment.  So, a few pictures.  We decorated flip flops, made bath salts, did the cucumber on the eyes, painted nail and decorated picture frames.  By far, the girls giggled the most with the cucumbers, but waiting to have their nails painted was quite fun too.  I have been saving all the ad catalogs like Oriental Trading, American Girl mags and the jewelry ads.  The girls were a hoot to listen to as they waited patiently to get their nails done.  And let's just say that I stamp better than I decorate cakes, LOL!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hilary's Birthday and Mojo113

Today is my baby's birthday and she is now 11.  Don't know where the time goes.  But I was in a pinch for time today, so I used the wonderful Mojo Monday 113 sketch.  I like using the sketches for one of a kind cards since it makes it much quicker.  I made the eleven from the candle on the cupcake in Crazy for Cupcakes, lovin' the Tea Party designer paper, and you can't turn eleven without some dazzling diamonds!!!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mojo 112 - Merry Moments

Using the Mojo 112 Challenge and the Sweet Treat Cups, I created this little tasty Christmas Cheer.  The sentiment is from the Chit Chat Rub-ons.  The Ribbon is from the Mistle Toe collection.  The Sweet Treat cups are the perfect size for a peppermint patty.

My 11 year old is always concerned about having to tear the card up to get the treat.  So I made a small pocket and inserted a rectangluar piece to keep the candy inside.Enjoy!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Frosty the Snowman

It's that time of year and Hilary is learning some holiday songs for the season. Her first choice was Frosty the Snowman. This snowman is from Punch Pals. Add a Pretties Kit hat pin and some 5/8" brocade blue grosgrain ribbon and you have the perfect card to accompany any gift or to simply say thank you. This is the perfect card for younger stampers to help out with. The punching of your main image can be punched at any angle and the card is still cute.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Treat Boxes

PhotobucketThis darling Treat Box was one of the make and takes at convention last August.  They come in packs of 5 and are the perfect presentation for that homemade fudge or zero calorie gift card.  Just add an adorable tag and some cute ribbon and you are good to go....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Birthday Pary Invitations

Hilary's birthday party is right around the corner, so into my studio we went. Hilary has her own stash of Stampin' Up! stamp sets. She always goes through my retiring sets and picks out one or two sets she likes and keeps them for occassions such as these. This year we are hosting a spa sleepover. You've probably seen this template several places on my blog. It is easy to duplicate and assemble, so it's great when you need to mass produce. It's also good for using up the lovely designer paper that is retired. The Kaleidoscope designer paper is 4" x 4".

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gobble Gobble #2

I love the Autumn Traditions designer paper, but decided I needed a more muted look to complement the turkey image, hence the vellum.  Similar to Gobble gobble #2, I used the Rock N Roll technique to ink the turkey.  I used the horizontal slot punch several times to create a slot to pull up the striped ribbon.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gobble Gobble #1

Gobble, Gobble  is a terrific single stamp in the Holiday Mini.  And it's just the right size to sandwich one of the few leftover peppermint patties I used in my Halloween spiders.  When I mounted this stamp, I cut off the words and mounted the words on the side of the wood block.  The turkey is mounted as usual.  I started off by using markers to color in the turkey, and though that provides a lovely turkey, it is very fast.  So, I initially inked the turkey in More Mustard, used the Rock N Roll technique in Ruby Red.  Using a somewhat dry aquapainter, I quickly removed the color from the body and used a soft suede marker to just color in the body of the turkey.  Much more my speed.  Guess I'll have to buy 2 more bags of peppermint patties just to make 10 or so of the turkeys...make one, eat one...make one, eat one...

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